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Salome (Sal) Wolfgramm Jansson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She teaches the dance, music, arts and crafts, stories and legends of the Polynesian islands: Ha- waii, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and New Zealand. She believes using this art form as a tool, can provide basic job readi- ness skills.
Sal organizes Hawaiian luaus where proceeds are split be- tween artist and the organization/school. An action plan is developed and presented showing projected outcomes for all involved. This would be a 2 week residency with the fol- lowing components: the participants are divided into 3 categories ie. students, administration and community.
Sal’s residencies include performance elements such as learning how to dance, sing and teach students how to work as a team to accomplish goals. This process provides the ability to assist in developing many disciplines of the participants utilizing the Polynesian folk arts as tool culmi- nating in a luau which produces outcomes. The target group is middle and high schools and/or private organiza- tions. Sal has taught all ages. She is flexible, patient, and positive, giving all involved an enjoyable and educational experience. The program includes all who wish to partici-
pate, no matter what disability may exist. There are addi- tional fees for supplies.